Uriel Orlow was born in 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland, and he currently lives and works in London, UK.
He studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and The Slade School of Art, London and philosophy at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, graduating with a PhD in Fine Art in 2002.
Working across video, photography, drawing and sound, Orlow brings different image regimes and narrative modes into correspondence.
Orlow’s work has been exhibited widely including at recent survey exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli(2015), Depo Istanbul (2015), Tate Britain and EVA International (2014), Bergen Assembly and Aichi Triennale (both 2013), Manifesta 9 (2012); the 54th Venice Biennale and 8th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (both 2011). He has had solo exhibitions in venues such as La Veronica, Modica (2014); Al-Ma’mal, Jerusalem, CCS Paris and Les Complices* Zurich (2013); Spike Island, Bristol (2013); Kunsthaus/Centre PasquArt, Biel, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2012), and ACAF Alexandria, Egypt (2011). Since 2008 Orlow’s work has been shown in public galleries and museums including Whitechapel Gallery and Gasworks London, Frac Aquitaine Bordeaux, Palais de Tokyo and Bétonsalon Paris, Les Complices Zurich, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Extra-City Antwerp, CIC Cairo, Kunsthalle Budapest, Jewish Museum New York, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago amongst others.
Orlow received a 2012 Swiss Art Award at Art Basel. He is currently a senior research fellow at University of Westminster and speaks frequently in art schools and lectures.